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UCBAC division play opens in boys soccer

Randy McRoberts
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UCBAC division play came into focus for boys soccer teams Monday.

C. Milton Wright (1-0, 5-1-1) opened Chesapeake play with a 5-1 win over visiting Patterson Mill (0-1, 3-5). The game was scoreless at the half.

CMW's Ryan Belfiore scored twice in the win, while single goals were scored by Conner Appleby, Nick Brandt and Ethan Dolezal.

Dean Gonzalez netted the Huskies goal, assisted by Joe Cicenia.

Appleby and Sean Fleming added two assists each for the Mustangs and Brett Lindsey had one.

In goal, Dylan Cushner made three saves for CMW and Ryan Jeon had seven for Patterson Mill.

Cougars beat Eagles

In Aberdeen, Fallston (1-0, 5-1-1) also opened Chesapeake play with a win. The Cougars beat the Eagles (0-1, 4-4) 2-0.

Jake Kauffman and Reese Ripken scored for the Cougars.

Bobcats top Hawks

Bel Air (2-0, 5-2-1) won at North Harford (0-1, 1-5-1), 4-0, in Chesapeake play.

Ryan Albright scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Bobcats. Bel Air goalie Cam Riley posted his fifth shutout of the season.

Cobras beat Indians

In Susquehanna opening action Monday, Harford Tech (1-0, 4-1-1) beat host North East (0-1, 1-3), 2-0.

After a scoreless first half, Tech scored on two corner kicks in the second half to win. The first goal was scored off a head ball by Matt Doleschal. Nine minutes later, Cole Falkenstine followed up with his own head ball that found the back of the net as well.

Tech goalie Will Weaver made three saves to post the shutout.

Other Monday scores

In additional Susquehanna play, Havre de Grace (0-1, 0-5) lost at Edgewood (1-0, 2-2), 5-0. Warriors goalie Aaron Toepfer had 22 saves. Also, Joppatowne (0-1, 2-2-1) was defeated by visiting Elkton (1-0, 4-0), 8-2.

Eagles beat Mariners

The Aberdeen Eagles boys soccer team dealt visiting Joppatowne its first loss of the season Thursday night.

The Eagles (3-3) fell behind early, but closed with a 6-1 run to win the non-division game, 6-2, over the Mariners (2-1-1).

Dylan Purkey put the Mariners ahead less than eight minutes in. Purkey got behind the Eagles defense with a run down the left side. Reaching the goalie box, Purkey hit a left foot shot across and inside the far post.

Four minutes later the Eagles drew even on a nice corner kick goal. Alex Wardle took the kick and his high lofted ball found the head of senior defender and captain Jack Donna, who placed the ball into the near corner.

"I think it really helped us, cause we went down early. I think it helped us get back in the swing of things, because it came right after their goal," Donna said.

The Eagles followed the goal up with a few nice runs by Juan Soriano and Ange Michel Wangu, but none resulted in a goal.

Teammate Dawit Tesfaye, however, had a little better luck, getting a close-in shot and putting it past Joppatowne keeper Shane Martinez. The Eagles' 2-1 lead lasted less than a minute.

Purkey beat the Eagles defense for a second time after taking a feed from Tajhon Willis. Purkey's second goal re-tied the game 2-2, but it was all Aberdeen from there.

Senior captain Anthony Cuellar scored on a penalty kick to push the Eagles ahead for good.

"Jacob Keeler makes a great run, fouled in the box and as we were lining up to take the PK we tried to decide who would take it and I decided to step up and take it," Cuellar said. "I'm glad I was able to come through for the team."

The goal came with 4:57 to play in the half, but the Eagles were not done scoring. Keeler, who drew the foul leading to the PK, added a header goal with assist from Wangu.

The Eagles added two more goals in the second half. Spencer Topper scored with a shot to the upper right corner with 26:33 left and Kieran Shanahan scored to close the scoring with 9:10 to play.

Joppatowne goalie Martinez finished with six saves. Mark Cerasoli (one save) and Cuellar (two saves) split halves in goal for Aberdeen.

Mustangs tie

C Milton Wright (4-1-1) played to a scoreless tie at South Carroll Thursday.

Mustangs goalie Ryan Miller finished with 13 saves.

Cougars blank Eagles

Fallston (5-1-1) visited and beat Harford Christian, 6-0, Thursday afternoon.

Jake Kauffman led the Cougars with two goals, while single goals were scored by Tim Mozingo, Corey Madigan, Ben Word and Jeff Otenasek.

Hawks fall

North Harford (1-4-1) lost at Manchester Valley, 5-3, Thursday.

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